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John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection

The JCB’s collection of Mexican incunabula is world renowned. In a recent census of the first books to come off the Mexican presses, between 1539 and 1600, Rosa María Fernánez de Zamora of the National Autonomous University of Mexico found that the John Carter Brown Library holds more than any other library in the world. About half of these may also be found in the JCB’s collection on indigenous languages. The vast majority of these items were purchased from Mexican collector Nicolás León in 1...


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by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585. Vocabulario en lengua mexicana y castellana; Franciscans
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Previous ed.: Mexico, Espinosa, 1555
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Topics: CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Spanish language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1571
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585; Pablos, Juan, d. 1561? prt; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: a- A-Y Z chi¹ (8 blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Tarascan language, Spanish language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1559
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan, de Córdoba, 1503-1595
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Printers precede place of publication on t.p
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Spanish language, Zapotec language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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In Spanish and Nahuatl
Topics: Nahuatl language, Spanish language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1555
Translation of: Rerum medicarum Novae Hispaniae Thesaurus; seu, Plantarum, animalium mineralium Mexicanorum historia
Topics: Materia medica, Natural history, Imprint 1615
Text of the Sermonario, containing 2 sermons for each day, is in Nahuatl, for the Cathecismo in Spanish and Nahuatl in parallel columns
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Morga, Antonio de, 1559-1636
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Leaves 4, 6, 15, 16 misnumbered 5, 5, 16, 15
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan, de Córdoba, 1503-1595
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Text in Spanish and Zapotec throughout
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indians of Mexico, Zapotec language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1578
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Lagunas, Juan Baptista de, 16th cent; Lagunas, Juan Baptista de, 16th cent. Dictionario breve y compendioso en la lengua de Michuacan; Lagunas, Juan Baptista de, 16th cent. Instruction para poderse bien confessar en la lengua de Mechuacan; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB; Franciscans
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Signatures: [maltese cross] A-2H (Kiij missigned Kiiij)
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, CSAIP, Indians of Mexico, Indians of Mexico, Tarascan language,...
Title and imprint information from Medina; see also Icazbalceta (p. 342) about author identification since no complete copy is extant
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indigenous peoples, Indians of Mexico, Nahuatl language, Indian...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585; Pablos, Juan, d. 1561? prt; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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Title within historiated border; historiated and ornamental capitals; italic type
Topics: CSAIP, Tarascan language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1558
Signatures: a-2d chi² (versos of a1 and chi2 are blank). Misprinting d4 and 2a4 as c4 and a4 respectively; t2 not signed
Topics: CSAIP, Law, Indians of North America, Indians of Mexico, Indians of the West Indies, Imprint 1563
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585
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Place of publication and printer's name taken from colophon
Topics: Tarascan language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1559
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Medina Plaza, Juan de; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB; Augustinians
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Foliation errors in 1st series: leaf 24 lacks number; 42 misprinted as 47. In 2nd series: leaves 25, 31, 38, 41 lack numbers; 26, 43, 45 and 48 misprinted as 31, 46, 44 and 43 respectively
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Sacraments, Sermons, Tarascan language,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
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Psalms are written in Nahuatl
Topics: Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Farfán, Agustín, 1532-1604; Ocharte, Pedro, ca. 1532-1592. prt; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB; Farfán, Agustín, 1532-1604. Tractado breve de anothomia y chirugia, y de algunas enfermedades
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Title page and imprint information based on descriptions in Medina and Garcia Icazbalceta
Topics: CSAIP, Medicine, Imprint 1592
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by López de Hinojosos, Alonso, 1535?-1597; Nicolás de la Merced. fmo RPJCB; Mercedarians. Provincia de la Visitación de la Nueva España. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: [par.] A-2B 2C (versos of A1 and 2C4 are blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Medicine, Medicine, Imprint 1595
Imprint from colophon on leaf R4 recto
Topics: Medicine, Medicine, Preventive, Astronomy, Renaissance, Imprint 1618
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Caption title on leaf A3r: Confessionario mayor, instruction y doctrina para el que se quiere bien confessar, ... traduzido y buelto en la lengua de los Nauas, por el mismo auctor
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Confession, Nahuatl language, Indians of...
clvi leaves ; 20 cm. (4to in 8s) At head of title: Veritas Domini manet in eternum
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Catechisms, Nahuatl, Catechisms, Spanish,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585; Espinosa, Antonio de, d. 1578. prt; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: A-2O 2P. Signatures B4, O3, P3 and 2K misprinted as A4, 3O, 3P, and 2R respectively
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indian linguistics, Tarascan language, Indians of Mexico,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Medina Plaza, Juan de; Medina Plaza, Juan de. Compendium per modum dialogi plurium metheorologicarum impressionum; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB; Pérez, Diego, fl. 1641. fmo RPJCB; Augustinians
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Foliation errors: leaf 1 lacks number; leaves 76, 77, 109 and 125 misprinted as 78, 779, 101 and 225 respectively
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Tarascan language, Indians of Mexico,...
Text in Nahuatl and Spanish in parallel columns, set in roman and italic type respectively
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indian linguistics, Nahuatl language, Catholic Church, Roman, Imprint 1575
From the t.p.: Donde trata de las virtudes esclarecidas de su Magestad, y transito felicissimo: declarando las figuras, letras, hierogliphicos, empresas, y diuisas, que en el Tumulo se pusieron, como persona que lo adorno y compuso, con la inuencio[n] y traça del apparato sumptuoso con que se vistio desde su planta hasta su fenecimie[n]to
Topics: Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598, Memorial rites and ceremonies, Inquisition, Sermons, Imprint...
John Carter Brown Library - First Printed Music in the Americas All licenses are dated 1601
Topics: Church music, Gregorian chants, Music, Imprint 1604
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Feria, Pedro de, 1524-1588
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Signatures: [maltese cross] A-O P
Topics: Catholic Church, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1567
No more published
Topic: Augustinians
Imprint from colophon
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Missals, Gregorian chants, Imprint 1561
Signatures: pi A-Z &
Topics: Military art and sciences, Defensive (Military science), CSAIP, Imprint 1583
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan Bautista, fray, 1555-ca. 1613
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Foliation: pt. 1: [16], 14, 14-112, [58] leaves; pt. 2: [1], 113-272, 272-443, 104 leaves
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, CSAIP, Confession, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1600, Imprint 1601
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585
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First published: Mexico, 1571
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1576
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Alonso de la Vera Cruz, fray, ca. 1507-1584
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First manual on marriage according to the laws of the Catholic Church written in the New World, also treating matrimonial customs of the Indians of Mexico
Topics: Marriage, Marriage (Canon law), Indians of Mexico
Signatures: pi⁴ A-2S⁴ 2T⁴; 2K3 missgined 2L3
Topics: William, Saint, Duke of Aquitaine, 755?-812, Saints, Religious biography, Imprint 1620
No more published
Topic: Augustinians
Signatures: a-o p (mis-signing c3 as b3)
Topics: CSAIP, Christian life, Prayer, Imprint 1547
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Domingo de la Anunciación, 1510-1591; Ocharte, Pedro, ca. 1532-1592. prt; Montúfar, Alonso de, fl. 1512-1570; Montes Arguelles, Manuel. fmo RPJCB; Dominicans; Astor Library. fmo RPJCB; New York Public Library. fmo RPJCB
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84 leaves : ill., coats of arms; 20 cm. (4to in 8s) Signatures: a-d e(± e3-6) f-k ¹
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Dominicans, CSAIP, Catechisms, Spanish, Indians of Mexico,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gante, Pedro de, 1486-1572; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB
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Fragmentary text, the first line on fol. xij reads: ca chipahuac in cenca tlanextia
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Conversion, Indians of South America, Indian linguistics, CSAIP,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; Ocharte, Pedro, ca. 1532-1592. prt; Ternaux-Compans, Henri, 1807-1864. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: a-p. Misprinting c2 as 2c, and c4 as 4c
Topics: CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1571
Doctrina christiana en lengua de Mechuacán, leaves [13v]-48 -- Examinatorio mayor de la co[n]scie[n]cia..., leaves 49-116 -- Exame[n] peq[ue]ño de la conf[esion]..., leaves 117-124 -- Declaracion de los misterios de la missa y de los prouechos de oyrla con devocion, leaves 125-[20r] at end
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Catechisms, Tarascan, Confession, Devotional literature, Tarascan, Lord's...
Author from preliminaries and colophons
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Augustinians, CSAIP, Huastec language, Indians of Mexico, Indians...
Title within illustrated border
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church
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Author's name, Ioã de Gaona, mentioned in license on t.p. verso
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1582
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Bramón, Francisco, 17th cent
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Printer's name from colophon: Enla impre[n]ta del Lice[n]ciado Iua[n] de Alcaçar, en la calle de S. Domingo, pared en medio dela Sancta Inquisicion. Acabosse Sabbado 4 de Abril. Año 1620
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Pastoral literature, Spanish, Pastoral literature, European,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; Espinosa, Antonio de, d. 1578. prt; Franciscans
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Signatures: a-b c
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, CSAIP, Confession, Indians of Mexico, Nahuatl language, Indians of...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by García de Palacio, Diego, fl. 1576-1587; Saõ Vicente, Miguel Carlos da Cunha da Silveira e Lorena, Conde de, fl. 1791-1811. fmo. RPJCB
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Signatures: pi A-T V (pi1 verso is blank)
Topics: CSAIP, Navigation, Navigation, Navigation, Shipbuilding, Imprint 1587
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Alonso de la Vera Cruz, fray, ca. 1507-1584; Campano da Novara. Tractatus de sphera
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American references, p. 370-371
Topics: Science, Astronomy, Imprint 1557
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Balbuena, Bernardo de, -1627; Ternaux-Compans, Henri, 1807-1864. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: pi1 *⁸ A-S⁸
Topics: Spanish poetry, Poetry, Imprint 1604
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan Bautista, fray, 1555-ca. 1613
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Foliation: pt. 1: [16], 14, 14-112, [58] leaves; pt. 2: [1], 113-272, 272-443, 104 leaves
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, CSAIP, Confession, Indian linguistics, Imprint 1600, Imprint 1601
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan de la Anunciación, fray, 1514-1594; Indigenous Languages Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB; Spanish America Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
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Text in Nahuatl and Spanish in parallel columns, set in roman and italic type respectively
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indian linguistics, Nahuatl language, Catholic Church, Roman, Imprint 1575
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Alonso de la Vera Cruz, fray, ca. 1507-1584
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Colophon: Ad dei magni gloriam explicitum fuit opus tertio idus Iulii [13 July] anno. 1554
Topics: Philosophy, Logic, Imprint 1554
Signatures: a-i k l-n (n8 verso blank)
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, CSAIP, Catechisms, Spanish, Imprint 1546
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Rincón, Antonio, 1555-1601
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Signatures: [A] (-[A8]) B-N (N8 verso blank)
Topics: Catholic Church, Jesuits, Indians of Mexico, Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics, CSAIP, Imprint...
Signatures: * A-2K 2L
Topics: Augustinian monasteries, Monasticism and religious orders, Rules, Augustinians, CSAIP, Imprint 1587
Signatures: *⁴ pi⁴? A-R⁴ S⁴ T-Y⁴ Z⁴ 2A-2Z⁴ 3A⁴ 3B-4F⁴ 4G⁴ 4H-4K⁴ 4L²
Topics: Catholic Church, Dominicans, Monastic and religious life, Theology, Doctrinal, Imprint 1618
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan Bautista, fray, 1555-ca. 1613; Indigenous Languages Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
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Signatures: A-B A-O A²
Topics: Catholic Church, Franciscans, Nahuatl language, Indian linguistics, Confession, CSAIP, Imprint 1599
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Córdoba, Pedro de, 1482-1521; Pablos, Juan, d. 1561? prt; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929. fmo RPJCB; Casa de Juan Cromberger. prt; Dominicans
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Signatures: a-c d(-d7-8)
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Dominicans, CSAIP, Indians of Mexico, Imprint...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Catholic Church. Province of Mexico City (Mexico). Concilio Provincial (1st : 1555); Pablos, Juan, d. 1561? prt
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The canons of the first Provincial Council held in Mexico City in 1555
Topics: Catholic Church. Province of Mexico City (Mexico), CSAIP, Councils and synods, Provincial,...
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Alemán, Mateo, 1547-1614?
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Signatures: pi⁴ A-Y⁴ (Y4 blank)
Topic: Spanish language
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Alonso de la Vera Cruz, fray, ca. 1507-1584; Aristotle; Aristotle. Categoriae. Latin; Porphyry, approximately 234-approximately 305. Isagoge. Latin
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Colophon: Liber hic finitus fuit ... nonis Octobris [7 Oct.], anno ... 1554
Topics: Philosophy, Logic, Imprint 1554
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Juan Bautista, fray, 1555-approximately 1613; Indigenous Languages Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB; Spanish America Digitization Project (John Carter Brown Library) RPJCB
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Title and imprint information from Medina; see also Icazbalceta (p. 342) about author identification since no complete copy is extant
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Indigenous peoples, Indians of Mexico, Nahuatl language, Indian...
Translation of: Opusculum tripartitum, itself 1st published: Cologne, ca.1467
Topics: Catholic Church, Ten commandments, Confession, Death
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Gilberti, Maturino, 1498-1585; Espinosa, Antonio de, d. 1578. prt
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Signatures: A-X
Topics: Latin language, CSAIP, Imprint 1559
Title from caption and part of text
Topics: Inquisition, Imprint 16--
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by unknown
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Facsimile of the last 2 leaves of a work of which this is the only known fragment
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Council of Trent (1545-1563); Ramírez, José Fernando, 1804-1871. fmo RPJCB
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Signatures: [par.] 2[par.] A-Q R¹° (versos of [par.]1, 2[par.]8, O6 and R10 are blank)
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church. Pope (1534-1549 : Paul III), Catholic Church. Pope (1550-1555 :...
Signatures: *¹² A-H¹² I⁶
Topics: Money, Money, Weight and measures, Units of measurement, Wine, Cacao, Imprint 1603
Signatures: [pi]⁴ (-[pi] 4) A-H⁴ I² (-I2)
Topics: Guerra, García, d. 1612, Imprint 1613
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Catholic Church. Pope (1559-1565 : Pius IV); Huth, Alfred Henry, 1850-1910. fmo RPJCB; Ramírez, José Fernando, 1804-1871. fmo RPJCB; Catholic Church. Pope (1559-1565 : Pius IV). Bulla S.D.N.D. Pii Divina Providentia papae quarti, super declaratione temporis observandi decreta sacri oecumenici, & generalis concilij Tridentini
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Bulla S.D.N.D. Pii Divina Providentia papae quarti super confirmatione oecumenici generalis concilii Tridentini (p. [1-4]) -- Bulla S.D.N.D. Pii Divina Providentia papae quarti, super declaratione temporis obserua[n]di decreta sacri oecumenici, & generalis concilij Tridentini ("Sicut ad sacrorum co[n]ciliorum", p. [5-6]) -- Cathalogus patrum, oratorum, doctorum theologorum, et aliorum qui SVBB. PP. Pio quarto, interfuerunt sacro sancto et celeberrimo generali concilio Tridentino...
Topics: Council of Trent (1545-1563), CSAIP, Imprint 1564, Imprint 1565
Signatures: [par.] 2[par.] A-N (D8 is blank)
Topics: Mercedarians, CSAIP, Monasticism and religious orders, Spiritual life, Christian life, Imprint 1595
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, ca. 1217-1274; Balli, Pedro, fl. 1574-1600. prt
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Signatures: [A] B(±B8) C-G H
Topics: CSAIP, Theology, Mysticism, Imprint 1575
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, ca. 1217-1274; Pablos, Juan, d. 1561? prt; Brown, John Nicholas, 1861-1900. fmo RPJCB
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At head of title, surrounding a circular cut of St. Dominic: Ora pro nobis beate p[ate]r Dominice. Ut digni efficia[mur] p[ro]missionibus [Crist]i."
Topics: CSAIP, Theology, Mysticism, Imprint 1549
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Denys, le Chartreux; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548. Unos argumentos con sus respuestas
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Caption title
Topic: Processions
Signatures: A-G (A1 verso is blank)
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Divine office, Imprint 1579
John Carter Brown Library - Mexico Incunables Collection
by Molina, Alonso de, d. 1585; Franciscans
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Title, statement of responsibility, and imprint from John Carter Brown Library Catalogue
Topics: Catholic Church, CSAIP, Confession, Nahuatl language, Indians of Mexico, Indian linguistics,...
Signatures: A-R ²A